Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Batman, featuring lead actor Robert Pattinson, hit the box office in 4,217 locations in North America.
Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk over the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.
A Real IRA car bomb exploded in front of the BBC's headquarters in London, injuring one person.
The Soviet Union's Vega 1 Space Probe began sending back images of Halley's Comet.
World tennis champion Martina Navratilova won her 74th match streak.
The first People's Choice Awards aired on CBS.
John Lennon made a controversial statement saying that the Beatles were 'more popular than Jesus.'
The first successful kidney transplant took place at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The silent horror movie 'Nosferatu' was released in Berlin, making it the first-ever vampire movie.
The United States Department of Labor was formed.
America's second president John Adams was inaugurated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Vermont became the 14th state to join the United States of America.
The Senate convened for the first time after the new federal government was set up in the USA.
The Second Anglo-Dutch War began as England fought the Dutch republic for the control of seas and trade routes.
Anne Boleyn made her first public appearance in court, where she took part in 'The Château Vert' pageant.